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Time to replace the Heims in my Steering setup (not even one year that they have been installed) Would you replace them with another set of HEims? I am thinking of doing Johnny Joints instead. The size I'm running is a 3/4, 5/8's bore Heim. Unfortunitely it doesn't seem like I can succuessfully run GM heavy duty tie rods.

So unless someone has another potential solution it's another set of heims or using the johnny joint. I'm tempted to run a JJ since they are the same price and are rebuildable.

Your thoughts are valued. Thanks in advance.
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They are worn out, I'm getting some Nasty Death wobble as a result, and 60 mph with DW is no fun
 

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Do NOT use JJ's or anything similar. They have bushings in them that will deflect.

Just use good quality heims..
 

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I run a single QA-1 joint at the pitman, and ran their XMR series joints for a while all around...they stayed quite tight.....

XMR 10-12 and XML 10-12 is what you want, IIRC

you may be getting enuf flex with the coils to bind them....

I MUCH prefer the 1-ton ends I run now....MUCH.....
 
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I started a thread on this subject and found that the best to use is what Woody has suggested, QA1s. There is also boots available. I will look for my old thread and post a link.
 
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Hey Sam, Ive got the boys cranking on a early Bronco right now. I told them their paycheck was going to be paid with the money from the Bronco, Im sure I will have an open spot for ya this weekend if you want to try again? Let me know?:wrench:
 
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Hey Sam, Ive got the boys cranking on a early Bronco right now. I told them their paycheck was going to be paid with the money from the Bronco, Im sure I will have an open spot for ya this weekend if you want to try again? Let me know?:wrench:
I wanted my rig there last week lol, but I guess stuff happens. Soon as I get the heims and install I'll give you a call/email buddy. My anticipation has been buiding the past two weeks.
 

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